Plastic Aquarium Plants
If you want plant life in you tank without needing to go through the
hassle of maintaining live plants, plastic aquarium plants may be the
perfect solution for you. While hardy aquarium plants are difficult to kill
and very easy to care for, trimming and basic pruning is still required,
which can be a headache for those that do not have the time to prune the
plants as required. As plastic aquarium plants do not have this problem,
they are excellent alternatives for those who love fish but do not have the
extra time to invest to care for the live plants.
When you are selecting plastic aquarium plants, you need to make certain
that there are no sharp edges for your fish to hurt themselves on. Some
species, like the Betta Splendens, will shred their long fins on sharp
plastic aquarium plants, which can negatively impact the look of your entire
aquarium. Silk plants and fresh water aquarium plants do not have this
problem, which limits your choice in plastic aquarium plants.
Once you have purchased plastic aquarium plants, there are a few things that
you will need to do in order to care for them. First, you will need to make
certain that their bases are weighed down with a material that will not
cause harm to your fish. Many fish keepers will use sand or gravel from the
aquarium to hide and weigh down the bases so that the plastic does not float
to the top of the aquarium.
If you have a disease outbreak in a tank with plastic aquarium plants that
has wiped out the entire tank, you will need to remove and sterilize all of
the equipment used in the aquarium, including the filter, heater,
thermometer and plants. As the tank itself is difficult to sterilize, you
will need to drain it entirely of water and let it air dry until all of the
bacterias that were present within the water will have died due to lack of
water and exposure to air.
While there are benefits to both fresh water aquarium plants and plastic
aquarium plants, if you take the time to do your research, you should be
able to make the best decision for you and your fish.
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